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25 Sep 2006
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Autonomy of the Olympic Movement essential to the development of sport

Representatives of the Olympic Movement gathered in Lausanne for the First Seminar on the Autonomy of the Olympic and Sports Movement, concluded last week two days of productive meetings.
A series of resolutions were issued at the close of the meeting – see below for full details.
The participants agreed that a systematic exchange of information between the members of the Olympic Movement was needed in order to react jointly and efficiently should conflict situations arise. It was also decided that a Second Seminar on the Autonomy of Sport should be held.
In his closing remarks, IOC President, Jacques Rogge said: “The development of sport is possible only if there is a strong cooperation between the sports, political, social and economic worlds with mutual respect and understanding of each others roles and remits. We also see more than ever the importance of good governance and it is the Olympic Movement’s responsibility to work in total transparency. This first seminar lays strong foundations for further discussions and actions that will help us to correctly place sport within today’s society”.
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